Travel Tips for Thanksgiving: TSA Says …

TSA Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Traveling during Thanksgiving week? If so, you’re likely one of the millions traveling to see family, friends, and/or enjoy a tropical beach somewhere.

The latest:
Take the turkey,  leave the wine!  Seriously…..The TSA says you can bring your cooked turkey and trimmings in your carry on sans the gravy, of course.

Turkey on board!

In a nutshell: Records may be broken this year as the prediction is that 26.8 million passengers and crew will travel through Dec. 2. Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year and Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year so TSA has some tips.

You’ll be able to relax and move about the cabin once you’re on the aircraft so maybe these TSA tips will make the process easier for you and your family.

At the top of the list –

Be sure that your passport is good for 6 months after your return date – for you and your family.   You may not need to be reminded, but someone will be scrambling for their info at the last minute.

And more –

This one you know … Get to the airport early. Two to three hours is best and you can spend the extra time having a cup of joe or a holiday cocktail.

Bring a water bottle, take the apple or trail mix. Some foods are a no-no for your carry on – so know what’s a yay and a nay.

Slip-on shoes will save time vs boots. And wear socks – for obvious reasons.

Did you know that you could tweet TSA if you have a question about what is allowed in your carry-on, checked bag, etc.? Tweet @AskTSA and there’s also a free MyTSA app with a really cool “Can I bring” feature.

When you’re on the TSA line, and you know you will be, be proactive and get ready for your turn by emptying your pockets, removing your electronics – laptop, iPad, Kindle Fire, etc.

It’s also a really good idea to listen to the TSA agents as they may direct you to a short line – yes, please – or give you or your traveling companion’s other guidance.

To speed up the TSA line, enroll in TSA Precheck, Global Entry or Mobile Passport (it’s free and a downloadable app).

Above all  – pay attention, be alert, and enjoy your travels.

TSA Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Happy Thanksgiving!

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